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Jeffrey Hyman, better known to the world as Joey Ramone, singer of The Ramones, is born in Forest Hills, Queens, New York City, USA.
Alanson Russell Loud is born in La Jolla, San Diego, California, USA. He will find fame in the 1970s as television personality, magazine columnist and new wave rock-n-roll performer Lance Loud.
In Brooklyn State Hospital, New York, USA, suffering from Huntington's Chorea, Woody Guthrie writes in his journal, "My dizzy head hits worse than ever now. Funny how I wake up so clear and already so danged woozy all over. Sorta stumbled through my kitchen job worse than ever ... Forget little things. Keep seeing my end in sight." On the same day, Dee Dee Ramone of The Ramones is born in New York City, USA.
Billed as 'The Fabulous Blind Singing Star', Ray Charles plays the second night in a two-week engagement at The Pelican Club, 301 South Rampart St, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
The Stooges play at Ungano's, New York City, USA. The show will be recorded and released as the album Have Some Fun: Live at Unganos. According to eye-witnesses, the club is packed and the audience includes Miles Davis and blues guitarist Johnny Winter.
David Sandström, drummer for Swedish hardcore punk group Refused, is born.
Having watched the movie Cry Of The Banshee recently on tv, UK punkette Suzie Ballion now decides to call her fledgling band Siouxsie and the Banshees.
The Clash play at Upstairs At Erics, Liverpool, England, UK, supported by The Toilets whose leader Mike Peters will go on to found The Alarm.
The Sex Pistols' manager Malcolm McLaren hires the legal firm of Prior, Cashman, Sherman & Flynn, to defend the band's former bassist Sid Vicious, who has been arrested on a charge of murdering his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen. On the same day, UK pop paper the NME (New Musical Express) reports that Irish punk band The Undertones has been signed to a worldwide deal by Sire Records.
The Tide Is High by Blondie enters the UK singles chart.
Wiltshire anarcho-punk band The Subhumans play at the The Arts Centre, Salisbury, supported by Don't Feed The Animals and Obvious Action.
Deborah Harry (aka Blondie) and Tears For Fears play in The Patriot Center, Fairfax, Virginia, USA.
Charmed Life by Billy idol is certified as a platinum album in Canada.
On their No Control tour, Bad Religion play Washington DC, USA.
Bad Religion play at The Music Hall, Wurzburg, Germany, Europe.
Billy Idol plays at Miami Arena, Miami, Florida, USA.
Fishbone play at The Mount Tabor Pub, Portland, Oregon, USA.
Green Day play at Nottingham Arena, Nottingham, UK.
Lou Reed plays at The Concert House, Gothenburg, Sweden, Europe.
The Vans Warped Tour, plays at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Lot, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, with a bill including My Chemical Romance, The Offspring, Fall Out Boy, The Transplants, MxPx, All-American Rejects, Dropkick Murphys, Thrice, Atreyu and Senses Fail.
No Use For A Name play at The Garage, Highbury Corner, London, England, UK.
Green Day and Jimmy Eat World play at HSBC Arena, Buffalo, New York State, USA.
Green Day and Jimmy Eat World play at The Ford Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.
Sandi Thom's debut single, I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker [With Flowers in My Hair], reaches No1 in the Official Singles Chart in the UK.
Sandi Thom's debut single, I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker [With Flowers in My Hair], reaches No1 in the ARIA Singles Chart in Australia.
The Stooges, reunited with rock wildman Iggy Pop, begin recording their first album in 33 years at legendary grunge producer Steve Albini's studio in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Beastie Boys headline the first night of the three-day-long Connect Festival at Inverary Castle, Argyll And Bute, Scotland, UK, Europe. Also appearing on this night are The Jesus And Mary Chain, Jarvis Cocker and others.
The original version of the computer-video game Rock Band is released in the USA.
Matt and Kim play a free gig at Pier 54, New York City.
Jury selection in the murder trial of The Ramones' former manager Linda Stein begins in New York City, USA. Stein was found murdered three years earlier - battered to death on the floor of her Fifth Avenue, New York City, USA, penthouse. Her personal assistant Natavia Lowery was arrested and charged with the murder.
The Stranglers play at Rock City, Nottingam, UK.
Killing Joke play at the Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
When Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson and John Zorn play a concert of "fearless, improvised non-rock" music at The 44th Montreux International Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland, Europe, significant numbers of the audience walk out.
The Larmer Tree Festival continues at Larmer Tree Gardens, Cranbourne Chase, Wiltshire, England, UK. Artists appearing on this, the second of five days, include Robert Cray, Frank Turner and School Of Imagination.
Mogwai, supported by The Twilight Sad, play at The Academy, Manchester, UK.
The Cure release Bestival Live 2011, a live recording of their two and a half hour set at this year's Bestival, in the UK.
Four members of feminist punk band Pussy Riot are arrested for having recently staged a protest gig against Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin at the Christ the Savior Cathedral, Moscow, Russia. If found guilty, they could face up to seven years in prison.
The trial of three members of all-female Russian band Pussy Riot begins in Khamovniki District Court, Moscow, Russia, Europe. The women are charged with "premeditated hooliganism performed by an organized group of people motivated by religious hatred or hostility", because they staged an anti-government protest in Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Saviour of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Coldplay play the first of two nights at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Marina And The Diamonds and Charli XCX.
Former reggae singer Finley Quaye has his sentence for assault deferrred at Edinburgh Sheriff Court, Edinburgh, Scotland, after failing to pay his lawyer. Quaye was due to be sentenced after admitting he had slapped a woman and spat in her face last October in a racially-motivated attack.
Billy Idol plays at Zitadelle Spandau, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
The Monumentour, a co-headlining tour with Fall Out Boy and Paramore, opens with a gig at The XFinity Theatre, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
Bad Religion, Twisted Sister, Slayer, Alestorm, Bat Sabbath, Beheading of a King, Body Count, Cynic, Death Angel, Epica, Exodus, Fucked Up, Gideon, GrimSkunk, Hatebreed, Lamb of God, Nashville Pussy, Nepentes, Stick to Your Guns, Sworn In, Symphony X, The Motorleague, Truckfighters, Unearth and We Came As Romans play on the second day of Heavy MTL 2014, Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The Presidents of the United States of America play at Slim's, San Francisco, California, USA.
Waxahatchee and Girlpool play at The UFO, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Rancid and The Beat play at The Warfield, San Francisco, California, USA.
Tom Edwards, the guitarist and music director for Adam Ant, is found unresponsive and is taken to Kennedy Hospital in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA, where he is treated but dies shortly after.
On their Revolution Radio tour, Green Day play at Perth Arena, Perth, Western Australia, Oceania.
On their 40th Anniversary Tour, 70s punk band Penetration play at The O2 Academy, Islanington, London, England, UK, Europe.